An early morning visit to Brandon Marsh this morning in search of migrants was an enjoyable experience in spring like conditions and a choral symphony of bird song as territories are marked out. Unfortunately, most of the birds were rather camera shy! New to my 2013 list were several Sedge Warblers, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat and Garden Warbler. Surprise of the morning was a Marsh Harrier over Newlands, giving distant views from the screen area. It was also nice to see the pair of Great Crested Grebes embarking on their courtship display in front of Wright Hide. A full list of species can be found at the end of this post.
Great Crested Grebe
Swallow; Starling; Magpie; Carrion Crow; Wood Pigeon; Grey Lag Goose; Blackbird; Pheasant; Stock Dove; Jackdaw; Great Spotted Woodpecker; Wren; Willow Warbler; Blue Tit; Great Tit; Mallard; Mute Swan; Song Thrush; Coot; Canada Goose; Great Crested Grebe; Chaffinch; Blackcap; Cettis Warbler; Sedge Warbler; Reed Bunting; LBB Gull; Whitethroat; Lapwing; Shoveler; Oystercatcher; Sand Martin; Tufted Duck; Gadwall; Ostrich; Teal; Little Ringed Plover; Moorhen; Barnacle Goose; Jay; Dunnock; Green Woodpecker; Cormorant; Common Sandpiper; Cuckoo; Marsh Harrier; Buzzard; Redshank; Ringed Plover; Lesser Whitethroat; Nuthatch; Goldcrest; Treecreeper; Goldfinch; Garden Warbler; Pied Wagtail; Long Tailed Tit; Greenfinch.